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300 block of north paully street back in february. "action news" reporter john rawlins will have the latest on this coming up at 5 o'clock. >> and we're also following breaking news out of gloucester county, new jersey today where all schools in the monroe township school district will be closed for the rest of the week. all this is part of an ongoing mold investigation. it is a busy monday afternoonly i'm brian taff. >> and i'm alicia vitarelli in for sharrie williams. all of the schools in that district will be inspected in the coming days. the news comes hours before an emergency meeting. >> last week officials closed down holly glen elementary school and on friday reports surfaced that there were moldy ceiling tiles in women's town middle school. the situation has left parents upset and confused. >> the town is extremely shooken up and it's very sad and as a parent i feel very upset and sad that our children are being displaced the way they are right now. >> now, again, all six of the
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schools in monroe township are closed for the rest of the week. that emergency meeting we mentioned starts tonight at 7 o'clock at williamstown high school. "action news" will bring you latest as it unfolds. >> a tragic crash this weekend took the life of four neighbors in gloucester township. two other victims are hospitalized with serious injuries after the vehicles collided head on. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live now near the scene of the crash with some very latest details for us this afternoon. vern. >> reporter:. >> reporter: good afternoon. witnesses don't have any idea what happened nobody saw it. the results are very tragic. police have not been able to determine exactly why it happened. gloucester township gloucester township police still trying to determine why the cars crashed head on into each
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other killing four including both drivers, two other passengers remain hospitalized tonight in critical condition. >> it was a head-on collision. i'm not able to row lease yet what vehicle crossed the road and there's no indication if texting was involved. >> reporter: police identified the driver of the tan camry as 53-year-old richard mason of windows township. he was alone in his car. he was a widower who relatives say was on his way to a meeting. >> he was a good person. he took in rescued animals. he loved his wife. >> reporter: he lost her. >> lost her to cancer. they were always going for, you know, charities and stuff like that. >> reporter: the driver of car number two the blue camry was 43-year-old panagioti ramoundos also from wins dough township. ;, winslow township. two other passengers in a
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ramoundos car perished 80-year-old anastasi ya' ramoundos and live in gloucester township new jersey, i'm learn vernon odom channel6 "action news." >> now to accuweather as we deal with the rain. it's a gray soggy day truth be told and we need this. >> i like the positive bright side here. let's go to meteorologist melissa magee in for adam joseph with more on how long this rain is going to stick around. >> a lot of heavy rain is starting to lift off to in our north and east.
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as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d you can see heavy rainfall expressing into new england. a few leftover showers across the delaware and lehigh valley. this was much needed rain. we picked up two-thirds of an inch of rain so far today. we had temperatures a bit 8.2 degrees above average so it was dry across our area. the precipitation that fell today was something that was warranted. as you look at the rainfall so far, we picked up a little more than a half inch in trenton, very small amounts to the south and east but heavier amounts to the north and west with more than a quarter of an inch for reading and also an inch and a quarter reported in the poconos. despite the moisture, it was pretty warm. right now in philadelphia we're coming in at 79 its 90 in memphis and 96 in dallas texas at this hour. future tracker6 showing you as we get into tomorrow afternoon we'll trade in the wet conditions for warmer
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conditions. it's 83 by tomorrow afternoon in the city and you have the upper 70's to the north and west. also good news tomorrow is that the humidity will start to lower even though it still feels like summer. we've got more details with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast, brian. >> melissa thank you. we ump you urge you to visit for the update to. forecasts. you can follow the remnants of nate and view the forecasts any time of day. new jersey residents are less than one month away from picking their next governor. democrat phil murphy and republican kimba -- kim guadagno. we have a closer look at this big race with nora muchanic. >> reporter: hi, brian. this race pits a political newcomer with lots of money against the lieutenant governor who has spent eight years in the shadow of governor christie. now the polls give phil murphy
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a double digit lead. he's not taking anything for granted as he faces off against this political veteran. republican kim guadagno is new jersey's first lieutenant governor, a former county sheriff and federal prosecutor she's also served as secretary of state during the two christie administrations. the centerpiece of her campaign is a promise to cut $1.5 billion in property taxes annually by giving homeowners a credit of up to $3,000 if they're paying more than 5 percent of their income towards school taxes. >> my plan addresses those who need the most help now, senior citizens shouldn't have to pay more than 5 percent of their household income. that guarantees they can stay in the state where they raised their families. >> reporter: phil murphy is an exgoldman sachs banker who was the finance chair for the democratic committee and served as ambassador to germany during the obama administration. his plan is to raise taxes from the state's wealthiest residents while closing corporate loopholes and taxing marijuana assume, it becomes
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legal. >> we're going to reinvest in public education, in infrastructure, in a fairness agenda, such that at the end of the day you'll get property tax relief but the investment will come to you into the middle class. >> reporter: guadagno has tried to distance herself from governor christie sometimes openly disagreeing with her unpopular boss. >> i'm running on my values, my principals and most importantly my record. my record for the last eight years has been to work on jobs. >> reporter: murphy says guadagno can't hide from the last eight years. >> i think she's got to run on the record of the christie guadagno years. they've defunded planned parenthood, they've denied climate change vetoing gun safety laws. >> reporter: political analysts say not many people have been paying attention to the new jersey governor's race because they're so focused on what's happening in washington. live in our in new jersey news room i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." alicia. >> thank you. 6abc is pleased to be hosting
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the debate. the jim gardner will be one of the moderators and we're looking for some help from you. we want to know what do you want to hear from the candidates. send us questions you would like to answer. go to twitter and use the #nj gov debate. you can watch the debate tomorrow night at 7:00 right here on 6abc. >> it is time now for the "action news" traffic report. >> let's get you to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with a look on just how we're getting home this monday. >> yeah, we're getting home in sort of a soggy sort of way in a few spots at least, some damp roads out there on this monday afternoon, brian and alicia. as we look live at the schuylkill expressway not pouring at the moment but, yes, the roads are damp and especially now with some leaves down off the trees, good chance you're going to find some slippery conditions so you know what happens then. we see a bump of accidents and already this afternoon there have been several. one here on the westbound side of the schuylkill approaching montgomery drive in fairmount park. they just got it pushed off to
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the side but not before it impacted the westbound travel time. over a half hour. it should be less than half that as you come out of the city on the westbound side, still some speeds like 7 miles per hour there by girard avenue. we also had two earlier accidents along 95. one was southbound between academy and cottman, now gone the other southbound in chester near 320 also now gone but still slow as you come down from philadelphia international airport in that normally busy spot. in trenton we're watching a crash this afternoon blocking one lane along 29 northbound at 129 canal boulevard. and in new castle a serious wreck along 141 by 273. that's not far away from where a new construction closure took effect today. it's the 141 bridge over route 13 now blocked for about a month and a half. so 273 and churchman's road can get you around. let's grab the ipad check your ways home with the waze
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app. cheltenham reports of a crash along ashmead road. the slow speeds resulting and all the other issues brian and alicia, in the next half hour. >> see you shortly. still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 today california declares a state of emergency as wildfires torch wine country. the flames are destroying homes and forcing mandatory evacuations by the thousands. we've got the very latest on this next. >> plus, wal-mart is trying to maybe those pesky returns less of a headache. app to speed up the process.
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>> ♪ >> we're going to get you to some breaking news unfolding in california at this hour. right now one person is confirmed dead, two others seriously injured as wildfires rage in wine country. officials say right now at least 1500 homes and buildings have also been destroyed,
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20,000 people have been evacuated. 14 fires are burning across eight counties including napa, sonoma and yuba the fire started around 10 o'clock last night and right now fire officials say as many as 14 fires are burning with the flames sweeping through entire and communities, some area hospitals have been evacuated. right now officials say they are just simply concentrating on saving lives but when it comes to battling these bazes they've launched an air attack. >> that is the top priority for this department to get the airy sources in here to assist us because as of right now with these conditions we can't get in front of this fire. >> this is something i see on tv but now i'm in it. >> we saw the glow in the sky and we started to pack up. >> and they're safely evacuated but the images are surreal. some are watching their homes simply burn to a crisp on television as they evacuate as well, others now picking up
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the pieces of what's left behind but again, one person is dead, two seriously hurt in these wildfires that continue to burn at this hour in california. brian. >> and we'll continue to watch that. alicia thank you. the white house has rolled out a list of demands it says congress must agree to before the president agrees to shield young immigrants from deportation. president trump told lawmakers that he wants among other things a guarantee that a massive border wall will be built. without that he says he won't sign any bill that restores protections for some 800,000 immigrants. democrats have already scoffed at that idea, some of them openly saying that a border wall is "off the table." >> another death linked to the florida nursing home where power was knocked out because of hurricane irma. a 14th patient passed away today. the 90-year-old has been in hospice care since the incident. multiple investigations are actly what happened at the rehabilitation center at hollywood hills. workers failed to evacuate
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patients days after the storm. the nursing home shut down two and a half weeks ago. >> thousands of people across the country are starting to clean up from yet another hurricane. nate slammed into the gulf coast as a category one. it made landfall twice over the weekend first hitting louisiana, then mississippi. heavy rains and storm surge caused flooding but the hurricane quickly downgraded to a tropical depression. now the fema administrator says the multiple destructive storms are taking a toll on that agency. >> nearly 85 percent of my agency is deployed right now. we're working massive issues in harvey irma as well as the issues in puerto rico and the virgin islands and now this one. >> now the u.s. is still air dropping supplies to hardest hit remote villages in puerto rico. the coast guard released this is video showing a rescue swimmer being lowered to deliver food and water to residents below. >> to business and a look at the day's closing numbers. all indices down today, the dow jones losing 12, nasdaq
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down 10 and the s & p 500 down four and a half points. wal-mart speeding up. they're ready to let customers skip the return line. you can return a an item you bought online using the wal-mart app. customers scan a product give a reason for the return and use a special express line at the customer service desk. you'll be able to use the app to return in store purchases starting in exyear. kind of like a past pass for those returns. >> you got it. >> time once again for a check on the accuweather forecast. meteorologist melissa magee along with us as we deal with the rain but you say most of it is moving out. >> yeah, we've got rain, it is moving out and i'm going to share with you something that may just allow to have a meeting of the minds. i know it's too warm and humid for some spots but when you see what i'm going to show you you may think again. we'll walk to the weather center and talk about it. as you can see sky6 live in hd as we're looking at penn's
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landing, it's cloudy, it's a pretty miserable start to our work week with all of the moisture overhead. in fact, looking at storm tracker6 live double scan radar we're still tracking a little bit of moisture left over. wall pop this out full so we can get a better look as to what you're leaking at here. the showers off to the north and west. we'll go in tighter on street level, you can see green lane, route one even into flemington we've got light precipitation overhead. all of this will depart as we go throughout the rest of the evening hours. it's 79 in philadelphia, 78 in allentown, 82 in lancaster. down in dover we're coming in at 81 degrees. but the dewpoint numbers are still pretty uncomfortable. any time you have dewpoint temperatures at 70 or higher it is quite oppressive. as were he go throughout the day tomorrow the dewpoint numbers will start to lower and it feels a little better outside. satellite6 along with action
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radar showing you all of that heavy rain from what was left of nate now pressing into new england so things are starting to clear up and dry out across all of the delaware and lehigh valleys but this is where i think we can come to a bit of a compromise about the weather. you swing off to the south and west across the four corners denver right now getting hit with snow in fact early season snow. they typically get snow about october 18th so they are a little bit ahead of schedule. with the snow comes wind and wind chills. look at these wind chill numbers, 45 in bismarck, 28 in casper and feels like 23 degrees in denver, colorado. so, yes, it's warm and sticky here but i don't know i think i can wait for winter to hold off just a little bit. back here at home across the delaware and lehigh valleys early shower then clouds break. we'll drop off to 68 in philadelphia, it's 63 in allentown and 67 degrees in dover. as we go throughout the day tomorrow, warm with lower humidity. 69 at 8:00 a.m. and as we get into lunchtime tomorrow, 77. we'll be maxing out once again
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in the lower 80's across the region. the exclusive accuweather four day at 4:00 showing you it's warm tomorrow, lower humidity in the afternoon high temperature at 83. on wednesday, mostly cloudy, a couple of showers overhead and it's 75. we're stuck with an easterly wind on thursday so cloudy and cool high temperature at 68 and breaks of sunshine as we get into friday with a high temperature coming in at 74 degrees. so we'll trade the wet with brighter skies and lower humidity by tuesday, brian. and no snow. >> all right. >> and i'll take that. i like that meeting of the minds melissa. "action news" is about interaction with you. follow us on social media for the latest headlines accuweather and breaking news. on facebook we're 6abc "action news" on twitter and instagram we're at 6abc so just remember this week i guess she's saying when we do finally get snow at some point. >> we'll get it some day. up next, beating the odds against breast cancer. we'll take a look at two new
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>> it was a day of celebration and conversation about native american history and culture in olde city. the museum of the american revolution hosted a special event on this columbus day. visitors were treated to traditional dance performances. there were drum beats and chants and authentic dress. tonight they're showing a document called people of the standing stone. temple university is attempting to break two sock related world records. soctober-fest kicked off. the most socks donated in 12 hours on the largest gathering
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of people wearing miss matched socks. the nonprofit distributes new socks to the homeless community in philadelphia. we'll have the word on new advances and people trying to make a difference. a look at two new drugs changing lives for those whose cancer can't be cured. linda simon says she was clueless about inflammatory breast cancer until her own diagnosis in 2015. >> i never knew what inflammatory breast cancer was, how aggressive it was, how to treat it. >> but linda and her partner cindy quickly learned through one chemo regimen and then another through surgery and several rounds of radiation when the cancer moved beyond the breast area, linda became one of about 200,000 women and men with metastatic breast cancer not curable but treatable. >> many of us take treatments for hypertension diabetes and
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this is no difference. >> a doctor from sydney kimmel concerns says for more than a year i brands held linda's cancer at bay. for estrogen fueled cancers. >> hormone blocking agents that reduce the production of estrogen or blocks the effect of estrogen on breast cancer cells. >> in combination ibrance slows the division of cancer cells while the older blockers work for about 10 months. >> when you combine them with these novel drugs you can extend that by another 10 months. >> they're oral drugs with low key side effects. linda was back to her favorite activities. >> i love being with people, my family, my friends. >> linda says she's thankful for 14 months of what she calls a nearly normal life.
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though she's now on a conventional chemotherapy. you can help push the bounds of cancer research by joining the making stride against breast cancer mark at citizens bank park. that is coming up on saturday. opening ceremonies are at 9:00 a.m. and i will be there. >> yeah, all right. thank you alicia. still ahead here on "action news" with a new month comes new deals. today in what's the deal we look at what you should buy in october. >> and the items that are best left on our shopping list for black friday in november. i'm going to break it all down for you.
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>> ♪ "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with red bottoms for babies and we are not talking about diapers. where you can get louboutins for newborns. >> and police in texas have launched an all out search for a toddler last seen alone in an area infested with coyotes but what truly makes this story appalling is how she got there. >> plus, calling out the cat callers. one woman is on a mission to civilize one social media post at a time. how she's fighting street harassment through selfies. >> but we're going to be in four at 4:30 with an accident that left an elderly woman in critical condition. she was on her daily trip to dunkin donuts when she was hit. katherine scott talked to the friend of her victim who was on her way to meet her today. she has more from
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philadelphia's fox chase section. >> reporter: this stretch of pine road was closed for several hours this morning as police gathered evidence after a woman in her 80's was struck by a car. >> such a sweet, sweet person. >> reporter: an 84-year-old woman struck by car in fox chase. her walker left behind on the ground. police say she was hit around 4:30 this morning while crossing on the 8,000 block of pine road. neighbors say likely on her daily trip to the nearby dunkin donuts which opens at four a -- 4:00 a.m. >> she's there when it opens and she's there every morning i hear the walker. >> reporter: inside the dunkin donuts that's anita waiting for her friend. she soon began to worry something was wrong. >> she comes in early and i noticed she wasn't here. >> reporter: she heard the impact but didn't know what it was. >> i heard a car slam or something and something said,
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ooh, god, i hope nothing happened to her. >> reporter: police say the driver of the chevy malibu turned the corner and stopped on dalton street nearby then immediately returned saying he thought he struck a deer. the driver was taken into custody for suspected dui. the victim was taken to the hospital in critical condition. police are looking for surveillance footage. they also want to hear from you if you have any tips. in fox chase katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> first responders had to pry the doors off a smashed suv to rescue a woman in new castle delaware. "action news" was at the scene at the intersection of commons boulevard and airport road. that's where the victim was t-boned by a car around 2:30 this afternoon. police say the woman was making a u-turn when she was hit. fortunately her injuries are not life-threatening. the other driver was not seriously hurt. we're still waiting to hear if either will be charged with anything. meanwhile police in gloucester township are still trying to figure out why two cars collided yesterday evening killing four and seriously injuring two others.
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it happened just off sicklerville road less than 2 miles from where both drivers lived. the victims have been identified as 53-year-old richard mason and three members of the ramoundos family. 43-year-old panagioti 83-year-old anastasia and 77-year-old demetrius. two passengers survived but both are lifted in critical condition. police are asking anyone who witnessed please come forward. >> philadelphia police looking for a group of men accused of chasing a stranger down a center city street and then attacking him. investigators say this woman accused the victim of bumping into her at the 7-eleven near 15th and j.f.k. back on september 13th. now police say that woman then got several men to attack the customer as he left the store punching and kicking him. the assailants initially stole the victim's phone but he got it back when one of the men dropped it while running away. if you have any information on the attack you're asked to contact central detectives. a firefighter had to be hospitalized for minor burns
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he sustained while fighting a house fire in port richmond. the flames broke out late last night in the 2800 block of cedar street. the home was badly damaged. there were no injuries to anyone else at the scene. >> our day full of rain may have caused a tree to come crashing down in the east mount airy section of philadelphia. this is a scene on the unit block of montana street near germantown avenue. the huge trunk fell rit in front of two parked cars. the vehicles didn't take a direct hit but smaller branches landed on their hoods as you can see. luckily no one in the area was hit. the street was blocked off until crews could get there and they're still waiting to get the trees removed. >> as you can see in that video lots of rain falling across the region today. >> absolutely. kind of a little miserable out there. meteorologist melissa magee in for adam with a check of the accuweather forecast. it's starting to dry out just a bit. >> yeah, that's right. we'll show you what's going on as we look at the temperatures
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and what we can expect as we go throughout the rest of the evening. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan radar you do notice some spotty showers still off to the north and west. they are starting to press to the east so improvement is on the way as we go throughout the rest of our evening. in fact we'll show you satellite6 along with action radar and we still do have heavy rain across new england but things are starting to dry out across the delaware and lehigh valleys with just some residual moisture as were he go throughout the rest of the evening. as far as where the heavy rain fell today, well, to our north and west as we were tracking the remnants of nate, pocono pines 2.03-inches, pugh town in chester county, 1.31, zionsville 1.20 and one points 14 in doylestown. as we're drying as we go throughout the rest of the evening and brighter skies another way tuesday but it stays pretty warm and above average. more details coming um with the full and exclusive
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accuweather forecast. back to you brian. >> melissa thank you. a group of medical professionals is looking to the sky when it comes to getting help for those who need it most as fast as possible. rick williams working on this story right now joins us now live in the news room with a preview. hi, rick. >> hi, brian, that's right, thank you. we have seen drones used for a variety of purposes but this time one group is proposing to use them to save lives. the so-called medical drones were on display today in center city. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman will explain tonight how they work and how they can help assist those in dire situations, that's coming up on health check at 5 o'clock. also coming up tonight at 5 o'clock another co-host shakeup for the view. the new conservative voice who has a seat on the long running abc talk show, she made her debut this morning. those stories and much more when we see you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5 o'clock. until then back to the studio and alicia, we'll see you later. >> all right, rick, thank you. >> the philadelphia school district kicked off a month of activities today to get
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families to come together. superintendent dr. william hite was in spring garden today among other city and school officials to announce the first ever family engagement month. the goal is to get families and members of the community to work together with our schools. several family friendly activities are planned including a conversation with actor author and activist hill harper. that's coming up this friday october 13th. the district is also setting up a family fun night at the franklin institute. >> a lot of fun. >> great idea. >> yeah. >> still ahead coming up in what's the deal, we'll tell you what would buy now in the month of october and what you should hold off until black friday in those big sales. >> plus, one woman is stirring up social media with her message to strange men to stop her on the street. dear cat callers its not a compliment. >> plus, baby's first red bottoms. christian louboutin unveils a new shoe line made just for those who can't even walk yet. everything we know about lubey
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babies. >> meteorologist melissa magee returns with the full accuweather forecast. "action news" at 4:00 will be right back. >> ♪ >> this is going to be the simplest thing you do. >> sarah michelle
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longhorn steakhouse. you can't fake steak. >> the mystery surrounding stephen paddock is only intensifying today courtesy of new details from a friend of the las vegas mass killer. lisa crawford knew the 64-year-old for more than a decade managing one of his properties in texas. crawford describes him as a generous goofy guy who invited her to las vegas a few times and was generous and kind toward his tenants. >> he cared about everybody. if he cared about everybody's cars, he cared about -- he actually cared about people. >> in fact, just weeks before the shooting that left 58 dead and hundreds more hurt, paddock e-mailed crawford asking about friends in texas after hurricane harvey. crawford says when she first heard about the massacre, she was so shocked and had assumed
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that his identity was stolen. stephen paddock's brother eric is now in to try to help investigators figure out his motive. >> meanwhile police in texas are still searching for a toddler who disappeared after being left alone in a coyote infested alley as a punishment. this is three-year-old sharin matthews. she has not been seen since 3 a.m. saturday. this child's father wesley matthews admitted he forced her to go outside and stand by a tree alone for not drinking her milk. matthews told police when he came back 15 minutes later his daughter was gone. investigators say he didn't report her missing until 8 o'clock the next morning. matthews has now been charged with child endangerment. fallout continues from the sexual harassment scandal surrounding harvey weinstein. now a person with knowledge of the decision tells the associated press that the weinstein company will now rename itself. it's also moving to remove weinstein's name from the credits of several upcoming
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television series. that follows the firing of the company's co-founder amid tawdry allegations detailing decades of sexual harassment. weinstein has not responded publically to his ouster but did apologize last week for the pain his past behavior has caused. four highly venomous spiders and six scorpions found in public bathrooms in massachusetts. they were found at a pet company in north andover. someone abandoned them in plastic containers. one of the spiders so dangerous there is no antivenom for it. the even scarier thing none of the insects are legal in massachusetts. local and environmental police are now investigating. >> big talkers now and in michigan a rare case is creating quite the conversation and the controversy. a convicted rapist has been granted joint custody of his victim's child. a judge granted 27-year-old christopher mirasolo of the
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eight-year-old son born to his victim t he was convicted of raping the child's mother nine years ago. dna testing recently established paternity of the child. now the victim is seeking protection for both herself and her son under the federal rape survivor child custody act. this case by the way is believed to be the first of its kind in michigan and possibly in the nation. a woman in the netherlands using social media as her very public platform to call out cat callers. she says the idea here is to expose sexism one selfie at a time. she created the instagram account called dear cat callers. she spent a month taking selfies with all the guys she says were cat calling her and then posting them and outing them. from whistles to requests for kisses, you name it, the 20-year-old says this is about creating awareness about the
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object fiction of women in daily life. she assures them cat calls are not compliments and neither is her account calling them the like so maybe they didn't really get the point. finally for ladies who love their red bottoms, christian louboutin just launched a new line of luxury shoe wear proving that apparently you're never too young to embrace designer lables. your newborn, louby babies. gywneth paltrow's web sit will be sharing them for 2250 bucks a pop. it's a collaboration between louboutin and paltrow. a bargain if you know what the adult size go for. the tag line, good taste runs in the family. they even have a fashionable gold pair and yes, the bottoms are red and everyone will see them because they won't actually hit the ground because these shoes are for children who don't even walk yet.
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>> that's right but no one will see them because feet grow every day. >> yeah, and i couldn't even get my newborn to wear shoes. >> they'll outgrow them in a minute and a half. alicia thank you. time for another check on the roads. tonight matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center with an update for us. >> brian going to feel like a real heel but i have to give you bad news about not so pint sized delays on the schuylkill expressway westbound resulting on red faces on the drivers because they're sitting here for quite awhile in the westbound lanes between the blue route and this point approaching 202. there's a multi vehicle accident here that was blocking the right lane for awhile. they just got it pushed off to the side. penndot and police are here. it is extra slow as you come westbound on the schuylkill towards king of prussia with speeds like just 6 miles per hour. so, what you might want to do is bail onto the blue route, 476 northbound, take that up to the turnpike westbound out toward valley forge. now, the problem is we've got a broken down vehicle on the northeast extension just north of mid-county taking out a lane so the blue route northbound is slow. although it's not as slow as
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the westbound schuylkill at this point. had a crash in whitemarsh along butler pike at militia hill road but sounds like that is in the process of clearing out as have two accidents along 95 southbound near cottman and southbound near three and 20 in chester. both of those crashes are gone. now it's just normal delays. even light volume on 95 because of the holiday. a wreck along route 23 conshohocken state road at rockhill road by pat's superior auto repairs. pat, i think we need you to help out with that accident. were unin newtown square along bishop hollow road at gradyville road. in elk township chester county a new construction closure began today, even on the holiday it's the state road bridge over little elk creek. closed today through mid april so for about half a year you're without this. woods road a possible alternate for the next six months. we'll check it again, brian and alicia, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> see you then my friend. thank you. a live look outside right
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now, sky6 hd giving us the view as the skies begin to clear behind the commodore barry bridge. meteorologist melissa magee standing by with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. >> ♪ paulsboro's a very proud community.
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it's been on the decline with the closing of the refineries and there's no jobs in the community. if there's no jobs, there's no education, there's no food on the table. what's important is the children. steve sweeney... he fought for 'em. this is where he's from. steve sweeney's been here since the beginning. steve spearheaded the whole project and really brought it to fruition. it would've never been done without steve. it was a pride in building this port and then knowing that we're coming back.
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>> ♪ >> well, while we've got above normal temperatures, take a look at what they're dealing with in denver colorado. the first snow of the season began falling earlier today. it was coming down during the morning commute. that city expected to get up to 5-inches of snow. well, good news for some of those folks. most of it is melting because the ground still very warm from the weekend but of course if you live in denver you might love this because ski season will get an early start. i don't know if that's good news or bad news. >> i haven't even worn my fall jacket yet. >> seriously. >> i don't know what to tell you. >> it's incredible how different the weather we're experiencing is.
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>> a bit of a contrast. wet and snowy out there. the action cam was out in university city and folks have on some rain gear because we did have some moisture overhead earlier. in fact looking at storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d you could see that heavy precipitation right now pressing into new england so just a few spotty showers left over across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. looking at the weather headlines, good news, the rain is pulling away. it gets brighter for us on tuesday. lots of clouds as we get into later this week and we are tracking another warm weekend, still feeling like summer across the area. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar once again and you can see we do have a couple of spotty showers scattered about the region. we'll go in tighter on street level to the north and west of philadelphia. you can see in quakertown, also into green lane we're tracking pockets of light and moderate moisture, even some rainfall there in kutztown and also to the north of fleetwood. so, this will start to pull
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away and then clouds will break as we go throughout the rest of tonight. still very warm in philadelphia we're coming in at 81 degrees. 78 for allentown and reading up in the poconos right now 71. down in cape may 75 over in dover in the lower 80's. satellite6 along with action radar showing that you heavy rainfall right now pulling into new england from what's left of the remnants of nate but drier conditions. you notice moving through the ohio valley that heads our way for the rest of tonight. so, over the next 12 hours an early shower around and those clouds break overnight. we'll drop down to 63 in the suburbs and skate degrees -- 68 degrees in philadelphia for the overnight low. there's a frontal boundary that's moving through tonight with a high temperature tomorrow of 83 degrees. then you get those northerly winds that helps to drop the humidity as we get into tuesday afternoon. then we're tracking an area of low pressure out to the west for the middle half of our work week. that swings our way. so, by wednesday, sunshine early in the day, then things
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quickly cloud over with a high temperature of 75 and this area of low pressure poised to bring a couple of showers our way as well. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing you tomorrow it's warm with lower humidity, especially by the afternoon. high temperature coming in at 83. then on wednesday, it's mostly cloudy, couple of showers around, high temperature of 75. on thursday we've got high pressure to the north that works its way southward and we're stuck in a bit of an easterly wind so it's a cloudy and cool day with a high temperature coming in at 68. by friday, breaks of such at 74 for the high and as we get into next weekend, more fall warmth on the way with temple back at home, a high temperature saturday of just 80. we are 15 degrees above normal by sunday at 82 and next monday it's partly sunny and dry with a high temperature coming in at 76 degrees. so, we really can't get a break. it still feels like summer across the region, maybe one fall day coming up this week, guys.
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>> wow, okay. >> summer is just hanging on. >> i'm fine with it. >> thanks, melissa. >> me, too. what's the deal is next. what to buy in that october and what to wait to purchase for a bargain on black friday. >> ♪
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>> now that fall is in full swing bargain hunters officially in the holiday shopping zone unless you're a procrastinator like me and you want to be inspired. while black friday tends to offer some of the hottest deals of the year there are some things you should buy right now. our friends at deal news rounded up a list of october's best discounts. first costumes. not this year's per se unless your halloween party happens to be the weekend after the holiday. that's because the day after halloween november 1st retailers slash prices up to 75 percent off. but if you do need one for this year at least wait until the weekend before halloween
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when the prices start to drop. yes, it is costume season. they say october is also the best month of the year to buy a new car as dealerships drop prices to make room for next year's model. they add this little tip. by at the end of the day week or month when salespeople strive to hit those quotas. if you have been pining for a european vacation it is officially shoulder season. that means the lowest air fare and hotel prices of the year if you want to travel right now. also this is the best time to book winter holidays this week in particular if you're looking for the november to december travel book that now. the deals are bountiful. october also offers great deals on winter coats athletic shoes cookware and small appliances but here's what you need to wait for black friday to buy at the best prices. the new apple products, prices won't budge until at least november. also laptops and tv's anything techie that's when you wait until the day after thanksgiving for the best pricing.
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everything else, get your good deals in october. >> all right, good advice alicia. thank you. how about a live look now at the ongoing unfolding situation in northern california this afternoon. this is a live view from a helicopter over one of several fires burning just outside san francisco about 45 minutes to the north and east in sonoma, napa and yum counties. we are told one person has died as a result of this, two people seriously injured, 20,000 people have been evacuated and at least 1500 homes and businesses destroyed by this, this one of several fires burning in california right now. much more on this tonight at 5:00 that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli adam joseph along with melissa magee i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> coming up next on "action news" at 5:00 developing news out of west philadelphia where an arrest has been made in the murder of a beloved activist.
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states of emergency across the california coast. the two sites under evacuation as wildfires rip through thousands of acres of gland new details on a potential health hazard in one south jersey school district. the decision from the district today as parents demand answers about mold inside the classroom. those stories and much more coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> a break in a murder case eight months after a 65-year-old woman was shot to death inside her own home. winnie harris was known as a beacon of help in her west philadelphia community. tonight an arrest has been made in her killing. it is monday night, monica is off, alicia vitarelli is joining us and the big story on "action news" is the suspect taken in by police for that murder back in february. >> "action news" reporter john rawlins is live now powelton with this developing story. john. >> reporter: hi, well, a lot we don't know at this hour and the individual has not been charged yet so his name hasn't been released. as for the victim miss harris lived in the 300 block of
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north rose street, the little street behind me here reportedly for 40 years. she was also widely known among nonprofits here in west philadelphia for her ability to motivate volunteers so news that there is a suspect in custody was warmly greeted this afternoon. >> i believe this is an amazing thing to hear and finally justice to be served. such an amazing human being. everything she was about was positive and so to get this news is absolutely just exciting. >> i'm incredibly happy about this news but i'm sure volunteers will be even more happy. the community itself loved winnie and so getting finally some justice will be long overdue. >> it was early february when winnie harris was shot and killed in her own home. harris a long time beloved west philadelphia community activist. her passion, to create a greener city. she was acting director of uc green a group that has harnessed the efforts of
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